Proving that Thai music is up there with the world’s best, this mix brings together Thai Funk, Boogie, Molam and Luk Thung Soul with complementary styles from around the globe.
Starts off rare groove, ends sweaty dance floor . . .
Impossibes “Suk Sa Nit”
Jaan Kuman Instrumental Ensemble “Gloobus” (buy it)
Ramphai Wilaiporn “Lum Won Koi Ai”
Nottz “Joy Road” (part 1) (buy it)
Saroj Jala “Pleng Plern Jai”
Magdy el Hossainy “Music de Carnival” (buy it)
Unknown Thai novelty funk track
Geraldo Pino “Heavy Heavy Heavy”
Sonkiri Seeprajuap “Fon Tok Faa Rong”
Allen Toussaint “Soul Sister”
Sodsai Chaengkij “La La Means I Love You”
Breakdown Brass “Mary Jane” (buy it)
Samai Onwong “Rak Toong Naa”
Hongthong Daoudon “Mai Koy Rak”
Sway Machinery “Youba” (buy it)
Dao Bandon “Bong Ja Bong”
Gil Scott-Heron “Angel Dust”
J Rocc “Thinking in Brazil”
Bonjay “Ingenue” (TK Dark Disco Remix) (buy it)
Benjamin “Love Is Gonna Let You Down” (buy it)
Jesse Boykins III “B4 The Night Is Thru”
Shintaro Sakamoto “Wine Glass Woman”
Cyndi Seui “Shadow Dancer” (feat. Gramaphone Children) (buy it)
Jeedo “Luv U 4 Life” (melody) (buy it)
Disco Dub Band “For The Love Of Money”
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band “Lam San Ra” (version) (buy it)
Congratulations on your new CD! Any cool stories from the recording sessions? How has the album been received so far?
hey thanks a lot! We’re still working on getting it out there, but basically everyone says we’re faster and dirtier so that’s cool. We recorded it in Chiang Mai but the studio was a real hassle to work with…people having no idea of the sound that we’re aiming for and seeming to have no idea how to produce good sounds! But luckily, our drummer got her friend in Canada to fix up the recording! Once everything was finally set up, we recorded the whole thing in about 1 hour.
Does your name have anything to do with Plearn Promdan’s song กลัวดวง or the Butthole Surfers track that samples it?
Nothing! Although that shit is cool.
How up is Itchy Band on the Thai punk scene/history? Do you even consider yourselves to be a Thai punk band?
Ya we’re up on the Thai punk scene, but living in Chiang Mai at the moment, it’s mostly ‘hardcore’ bands, not really taking their cue from punk. We’d like to get more into the Thai punk circuit for sure. We’re definitely influenced by punk and have a bunch of punk songs but we’re not a straight-up punk band.
Any recommendations on Chiang Mai or Thai or Southeast Asian bands that ASEAM readers should check for?
Honestly, we’re looking for them too! We like playing with the Sufferer, Chiang Mai punk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCvIM18kimA
I hear that Itchy Band has a gig on September 6th . . . What’s the occasion? What’s the venue? Who else is on the line-up?
It’s our bass player’s 27th bday party!! So we scraped together a bunch of Chiang Mai punk bands to put on a proper punk night!! Playing with
Chaos Day and
It’s at Pentatonic Rock Bar, which usually does cover bands, but we’re taking over the early part of the night. Hope to see ya there.
Buy the Itchy Band CD or book the band for a gig at itchyband.com